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2016 Christian Leadership Forum for Young Adults

Young Adults & Students

WHEN: June 01 - 04, 2016

FTE hosts the national Christian Leadership Forum each summer for diverse young adults, students, scholars and church leaders to explore vocational questions about ministry and teaching, exchange ideas and connect with a community of peers. On June 1-4, 2016, FTE will bring together young adult leaders as part of our Christian Leadership Forum in Atlanta, GA. Along with leaders from a cross-section of FTE partner organizations, eighty (80) diverse young adults will have opportunities to network, engage in practices of vocational discernment, build their capacity for practical ministry and explore pastoral leadership.

FTE seeks nominations of young adult leaders who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Active engagement in a form of ministry and/or educational preparation for ministry
  • Enthusiasm for active participation in the Christian Leadership Forum
  • Potential for leadership in Christian communities
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire for learning
  • Commitment to service guided by faith

Deadline to Nominate or Be Nominated has Passed.

If you are a young adult interested in attending FTE’s 2016 Christian Leadership Forum, please ask a pastoral leader to nominate you.


FTE is excited to announce that Romal Tune, CEO of Clerestory and Senior Advisor to the President of The Mission Society, will now be joining Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier as a featured Idealist during the 2016 Christian Leadership Forum. Tune is a sought-after speaker, author and consultant who travels internationally to speak and teach on unique models of leadership. It’s bittersweet that we announce this leadership change, but we look forward to hearing Tune and Conde-Frazier share their stories and insights on leading differently through Christian communities. Learn more about Romal Tune by clicking here.

Featured Leaders and Idealists

featured speakers

Forum Overview

June 1 - Opening Plenary with Featured Idealists

June 2 - Idea Labs and Fearless Dialogues

June 3 - Connecting the Dots and Discerning Next Steps

June 4 - Closing Worship with Dr. Rodger Nishioka

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